List of extreme points of India

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Extreme points of India marked on the map of India

The extreme points of India include the coordinates that are further north, south, east or west than any other location in India; and the highest and the lowest altitudes in the country.

The latitude and longitude are expressed in decimal degree notation, in which a positive latitude value refers to the northern hemisphere, and a negative value refers to the southern hemisphere. Similarly, a positive longitude value refers to the eastern hemisphere, and a negative value refers to the western hemisphere. The coordinates used in this article are sourced from Google Earth, which makes use of the WGS84 geodetic reference system. Additionally, a negative altitude value refers to land below sea level.

Extreme points

Heading Name District State or union territory Coordinates[nb 1] Ref
North Indira Col, Siachen Glacier Leh Jammu and Kashmir 35°40′28″N 76°50′43″E / 35.674520°N 76.845245°E / 35.674520; 76.845245 (Indira Col (Northernmost — disputed, administered)) [1]
South Indira Point, Nicobar Islands Nicobar Andaman and Nicobar Islands 6°44′48″N 93°50′33″E / 6.74678°N 93.84260°E / 6.74678; 93.84260 (Indira Point (Southernmost)) [2][3]
East
Kibithu Anjaw Arunachal Pradesh 28°01′03″N 97°24′09″E / 28.01744°N 97.40238°E / 28.01744; 97.40238 (Kibithu (Easternmost — disputed, administered)) [2][4]
West Guhar Moti, Sir Creek Kutch Gujarat 23°42′47″N 68°01′56″E / 23.71307°N 68.03215°E / 23.71307; 68.03215 (Ghuar Mota (Westernmost)) [5]

Altitudes

Extremity Name Altitude District State or union territory Coordinates Ref
Highest Kanchenjunga 8,586 m (28,169 ft) North Sikkim Sikkim 27°42′09″N 88°08′54″E / 27.70250°N 88.14833°E / 27.70250; 88.14833 (West Sikkim (Highest — undisputed)) [2]
Lowest Kuttanad −2.2 m (−7.2 ft) Alappuzha Kerala 9°09′13″N 76°28′23″E / 9.15360°N 76.47300°E / 9.15360; 76.47300 (Kuttanad (Lowest)) [6]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Coordinates obtained from Google Earth. Google Earth makes use of the WGS84 geodetic reference system.

References

  1. ^ "Google Maps (Jammu and Kashmir)". Google. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b c Thomas (2003). Manorama Yearbook 2003. Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd. p. 649. ISBN 81-900461-8-7. 
  3. ^ "Google Maps (Kashmir)". Google. Retrieved 2008-09-11. 
  4. ^ "Google Maps (Arunachal Pradesh)". Google. Retrieved 2008-09-11. 
  5. ^ "Google Maps (Gujarat)". Google. Retrieved 2008-09-11. 
  6. ^ Suchitra, M (2003-08-13). "Thirst below sea level". The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 


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